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MultiPrep™ Polishing System

The Allied High Tech MultiPrep™ System is located in room 1121 Engineering Hall  (building 308 on UCI campus map).

The Allied High Tech MultiPrep™ System enables precise semiautomatic sample preparation of a wide range of materials for microscopic (optical, SEM, FIB, TEM, AFM, etc.) evaluation. 

Capabilities include parallel polishing, angle polishing, site-specific polishing or any combination thereof. It provides reproducible results by eliminating inconsistencies between users, regardless of their skill. 

Dual micrometers (pitch and roll) allow precise sample tilt adjustments relative to the abrasive plane. A rigid Z-indexing spindle maintains the predefined geometric orientation throughout the grinding/polishing process. Digital indicators enable quantifiable material removal, which can be monitored real-time, or preset for unattended operation. Variable speed rotation and oscillation maximize use of the entire grinding/polishing disc and minimize artifacts. Adjustable load control expands its capability to handle a range of small (delicate) to large samples.

More info can be found at Allied High Tech website.

To receive training, please create an IMRI user account following the procedures, login IMRI managment system, and fill out the training waiting lists. This instruments is listed under sample preparation in CTEM.